India’s campaign in the Olympic shooting competition got off on a disappointing note with medal hope Jitu Rai finishing eighth in the men’s 10 metre Air Pistol event here on Saturday.
Jitu produced a string of poor shots for a total score of 78.7 and was the first to be eliminated from the eight-man final.
Earlier in the day, Jitu Rai made his way into the finals of the 10 metre Air Pistol event after finishing sixth in the qualifying stage of the Rio Olympics.
Jitu ended with 580, including 22 10s, after posting rounds of 96, 96, 98, 96, 96, 98.
However, fellow shooter Gurpreet Singh, finished 20th to miss the finals berth with a score of 576.